Category Archive: Books & Media

Evening Book Group

Tuesday April 28, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

Our selection this month is Mayflower: a Story of Courage, Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick.

From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.                         Publisher Description

Copies are available at the main desk. Newcomers are always welcome.

History Book Club

Wednesday April 15, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
This months selection is The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin.

In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, Rubin managed to find dozens of American veterans of World War I, aged 101 to 113, and interview them. All are gone now. They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American Expeditionary Forces. Self-reliant, humble, and stoic, they kept their stories to themselves for a lifetime, then shared them at the last possible moment, so that they, and the World War they won, might at last be remembered.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

Morning Book Group

Thursday April 9, 2015
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Our selection for this month is Day After Night by Anita Diamant.

Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

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